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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2005Volume 93Number 8Pages 373-428

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Practice News

390
Illinois Law Update

State may rely solely on pictures as child porn evidence; trust provisions trump Principal & Income Act; nursing home employees must report misappropriation of residents property; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

398
Law Office Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Angry clients, irrational clients, obsessive clients – how do you handle them? ISBA lawyers share their strategies.
402
Trial Practice | By
John J. Hynes
Failure to comply with discovery requests can lead to dire consequences. Find out what's at stake and what to do about it.
408
Criminal Law | By
John H. Gleason
Crawford limits a judge's discretion to admit hearsay against criminal defendants. Here's a discussion of the case's impact and  unanswered questions.
412
Criminal Law | By
Hon. William J. Haddad
May breathalyzer logbook entries still be introduced in Illinois under the public-records exception?
414
Bankruptcy / Estate Planning | By
Robert S. Held
Creditors are unlikely to reach an Illinois resident's IRA account - find out why.

Columns

380
President’s Page | By
Robert K. Downs
 Lawyers should join the front ranks in the battle to improve the justice system.
394
Legislative Wrap-Up | By
Jim Covington
Brief summaries of bills lawyers should know about.
418
Estate Planning | By
David Berek
It's time to revisit the language you've been using in QTIP trusts.  Find out why.
420
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
You don't pick who serves on your jury – you pick who doesn't.
422
Risk Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Know a lawyer who suffers from depression? Here's how to help.